Renewal Information for North Dakota Social Workers

Social Workers in North Dakota are required to renew their licenses biennially on December 31st of odd years. 30 hour of continuing education are required to renew (CE due 11/15 of odd years).

North Dakota Social Workers can earn all 30 hours online - on their time!

Click to view ASWB-approved online CE!

Courses offered by ASWB-approved providers are accepted by the North Dakota State Board of Social Work Examiners. All 30 hours may be earned through ASWB-approved online courses.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education for social workers by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program). Over 100 online and home study courses are available at:

Continuing education course content must relate to theories and concepts of human behavior and the social environment, social work knowledge and skills, social work research or practice evaluation, social work ethics, or cross disciplinary courses directly relevant to social work practice or specialty.

Non-acceptable continuing education topics include, but are not limited to, those contrary to the code of ethics, as well as topics such as marketing, business, personal enrichment, time management, supervisory sessions, technology enhancement, staff orientation, agency or other meetings regarding procedural issues, CPR classes, computer-related workshops, etc.

NDBSWE Continuing Education Guidelines are available at:


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